US cases of depression have tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic

A large study finds a dramatic increase in the number of adults in the United States reporting symptoms of depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of adults experiencing depression in the U.S. has tripled, according to a major study. Researchers estimate that more than 1 in 4 U.S. adults now report experiencing symptoms of depression. Before the pandemic, 8.5% […]

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Testosterone as a possible alternative to weight loss surgery

Data spanning more than 11 years suggest that testosterone injections could be a novel treatment for obesity in men. The results show that long-term testosterone therapy may be comparable to weight loss surgery, with a lower risk of complications. Over 42% of adults in the United States have obesity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Obesity […]

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Prostate cancer symptoms: The one sign of the deadly disease all men should look out for

A consultant urologist at The Princess Grace Hospital, Dr Qazi specialises in diseases of the male anatomy. Here, he speaks exclusively to dailyexpress.co.uk about prostate cancer. Quite frankly, he explains that by the time symptoms of prostate cancer occur, it’s “usually beyond the stage of a complete cure”. However, there is hope as it can be “treated, nonetheless”, meaning people […]

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Researchers to use wearable device to measure resident wellness, prevent burnout

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine are conducting a study to determine if a wearable device can measure wellness and predict burnout among resident physicians. The results from the clinical trial could be used to develop targeted interventions for depression and burnout in graduate medical education. Dr. Alexander Hajduczok, a third-year internal medicine resident at Penn State Health Milton […]

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Pattern of gut bacteria linked to effectiveness of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

Researchers studying the activity of gut bacteria in breast cancer patients have found a possible link with how well their chemotherapy works. The study, presented at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference, included a small group of women who were being treated with chemotherapy before surgery. In some women, where the chemotherapy seemed to eliminate all the cancer cells, researchers […]

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CDC Director Says to Wear Masks as COVID-19 Vaccine Won’t Be Ready Until 2021, Clashing with Trump

The director of the Centers for Disease Control said Wednesday that a coronavirus vaccine will not be widely available for distribution until mid-2021 at the earliest, setting up a clash with President Donald Trump, who claims Americans will be able to get vaccinated starting in October — just before the election. Testifying before the Senate on Wednesday, CDC director Dr. […]

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Medical mistrust grounded in structural and systemic racism affects HIV care for Black women in the US South

For Black women in the southern United States, mistrust of the health care system that is grounded in structural and systemic racism is a key factor affecting participation in HIV prevention and treatment services, reports a study in the September/October issue of The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC). “[Our] results indicate that there are barriers […]

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